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Clinical Sister / Charge Nurse

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

You will manage the day-to-day running of a team of nurses and the unit when required, providing high quality nursing care to patients. Supporting the Ward Manger to develop effective evidence based unit, producing a supportive learning environment for both patients and staff.

The successful applicant will be dynamic, innovative and motivated with an understanding and passion for multidisciplinary working taking a lead role in the further development of collaborative working between the acute trusts and community hospitals

Main Responsibility

As Night band 6 clinical sister/ charge nurse; 

  • Manage on a shift basis, with support of the Ward Manager, a team of Registered Nurses, Rehabilitation Assistants and Health Care Assistants, including supervision of student nurses on placement. 
  • Supporting orientation programs for new staff and undertaking staff appraisals, and completing probationary periods.
  • Participate and provide in-house teaching sessions for colleagues and students as appropriate to their experience.
  • Assist Ward Manager to ensure Statuary and mandatory study days are undertaken by all staff
  • Authorization of annual leave up to two weeks in one episode
  • Be aware of cost implications of equipment, supplies and bank or agency staff usage in line with establishment and set budget
  • Able to interpret and comply with professional codes of conduct and trust operational policies and procedures
  • To ensure that holistic high quality care is provided to the patients.
  • To work in a team structure, liaising with colleagues, Nurse Specialists, Specialist community teams and other members of the organisation.

The Ideal Candidate


  • Registered Nurse Evidence continuing professional development.  Undertaken an associate mentor course/study day (Undertaken ENB 998 or equivalent).


  • 2 years experience of working with older people
  • Experience of multidisciplinary working


  • Understanding of the National Service Framework and application to practice.
  • Understanding of the principle of the Essence of Care and application to practice.
  • Understanding of principles underpinning rehabilitation.
  • Understanding of the skills required to meet complex care of older people

Package Description

As a Clinical sister / Charge nurse, you’ll be part of our valued team at Sittingbourne hospital

You will feel valued as a Clinical sister / Charge nurse within HCRG Care Group, receiving access to exclusive rewards and benefits including: 

  • £33,706 - £40,588 Band 6 with NHS Pension and full Agenda for Change terms and conditions 
  • Free tea, coffee and milk at your base location
  • Membership of My Reward Hub, giving you access to discounts on every day purchases like grocery shopping as well as cashback and voucher offers for treats for you and those special to you
  • Access to your wages as you earn them to help cover life’s emergencies and avoid overdraft fees or high interest rates
  • Online and face to face help with your mental and physical wellbeing – from healthy recipes and activity challenges through to post trauma support, legal, debt and life management help, as well career coaching and counselling
  • Access to eLearning, bespoke career pathways and opportunities for continuing professional development through our ‘Outstanding’ learning and development team, The Learning Enterprise
  • An open, just culture where you’re encouraged to have and implement ideas which can help us deliver our purpose: changing lives through transforming health and care – backed up by at least £100,000 of ringfenced innovation funding each year 
  • The pride of working for an organisation committed to the highest clinical and quality standards: with a majority of our rated services holding “good” or “outstanding” ratings from the Care Quality Commission

About the Company

We change lives by transforming health and care. 
Established in 2006, we are one of the UK's leading independent providers of community health and care services, working with health and care commissioners and communities to transform services with a focus on experience, efficiency and improved outcomes. We deliver and transform adult and children community health services, primary care services including urgent care, sexual health, dermatology and MSK services as well as adult social care and wellbeing services. Across England, we support communities of many millions and directly help more than half a million people each year - guided by our simple values: we care, we think, we do. 

We're committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from a broad, diverse range of people who want to join our team. We’re a Disability Confident Committed company, so we work to provide facilities, work environment adjustments and technical solutions to be as inclusive of everyone.


While it doesn’t happen often, sometimes a role is very popular, and we’ll need to close it earlier than the date we’ve shown here. If you’re keen to join our team, we’d love to hear from you so please apply as soon as you can.

As you’d expect, safeguarding and protecting the children, young people and vulnerable adults that we work with is of the utmost importance so we have policies and procedures in place to promote safeguarding and safer working practices and everyone who joins the team is subject to a safer recruitment process, including the disclosure of criminal records and vetting checks.

Finally, we need to let you know that the company you’ll work for is part of HCRG Care Group Holdings Limited and by applying for this job we’ll need to process and hold information about you. If you would like to know a little more about how we use your information, please see our website's privacy policy. 

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